"Do you believe that Judge Moore should be in the Senate?" Forty three percent of those polled said they would vote for Jones while 49 percent will opt for his Republican rival. That is well within the poll's 4.5-point margin of error, but the survey does show that the allegations of sexual misconduct have severely hurt the Republican candidate who was once seen as the favorite to easily win the race.
The CBS News/YouGov poll concluded that despite those allegations, Moore appears to have the confidence of Republican voters in the highly conservative state. Moore has repeatedly denied that any of the incidents took place.
Trump in the past blasted Moore's Democratic opponent, saying Doug Jones would be a disaster.
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The CBS News poll surveyed 1,067 registered voters in Alabama from November 28 to December 1. Change Research, in an online survey conducted Sunday and Monday, found that Moore led Jones 47 percent to 42 percent. One of the accusers, Leigh Corfman, told The Washington Post she was 14 and Mr. Moore was 32 when he touched her over her underpants and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear.
The accusations against Moore are much more serious than those against Trump, and, because of his long history as a divisive figure in Alabama, he was already facing a possibly-competitive race before the allegations came out.
Moore, who beat incumbent Sen. And an Emerson College poll released Tuesday showed 53 percent of likely Alabama voters supported Moore. The Post's poll similarly showed Republicans' disbelief about the allegations, with fewer than one in six Republican-leaning likely voters believing that Moore made unwanted sexual advances against the girls.
The sample of 739 likely voters upon which the poll was based included 38 percent who self-identified as Republicans, 31 percent who identified as Democrats, and 27 percent who identified as independents.